Wind is a renewable energy source that can be used to create electricity. After watching a short, animated video, students share their notes in small groups and discuss what they know about wind energy and energy transformations.
Collect worksheets and assess for growing knowledge of the energy transformations in a wind turbine.
A wind turbine is an example of a device that can transform one type of energy into another. Wind (moving or kinetic energy) moves the turbine blades which are connected to an electromagnetic generator by a shaft. The generator is the point of the transformation. This is an example of a renewable energy source that can be used to create electricity.